SSDs rapidly lose data when powered off – enterprise SSDs much quicker than consumer drives



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More and more computers and laptops use Solid State Drives (SSDs) but that isn’t without a risk, a SSD that doesn’t receive power can lose data after a week already, warns Don Allison from security company KoreLogic.

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After reading this news I decided to go and try some of my older builds that I have not even started up in a year or so, my son has one in his room(2700K) and he lives in college so the machine has not been started for 2 years, he has an Apple MacBook Pro and he loves it. The machine had a few SSDs in it, one was a 512 M4 Crucial, the other was a Patriot Wildfire 480gb. It was all good, outdated yes and the OS had to get a few hundred updates but still perfect working order. Then I went to my old office that I still use once in a while where I have a build (2600K) with a Samsung 840 EVO 1TB, as soon as I updated the Samsung Magician Software , I updated the firmware and all was good there also. I do not think this information is across the board with all SSDs because some my older SSDs that are in my closet that I don’t use anymore are still good also. :wink:


Where do these scare stories come from, there seems to be always one around the net somewhere!
Most annoying: I dug out my old Acer lappie that I had reprogrammed with Windows 7 and fitted a well used a Samsung 830 SSD. This hasn’t been used in around a year. Yeah, it needed loads of updates, but it all works fine. No loss of anything.
I wonder what Make/type/age/useage SSDs they were testing?

Being cynical about it, I wonder if this is a way to shift maybe large over stocks of spinning drives?


Here is my Samsung 1TB EVO after over a year of no power to the box, no bootups, no data written, nothing but sitting in the closet in a build.